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Top Initiatives to Improve IT

#1 Improve Business’s Accountability for IT-related projects #1 Improve Business’s Accountability for IT-related projects
#2 Reallocate IT Budgets to Focus on Critical Drivers of Business Value #2 Reallocate IT Budgets to Focus on Critical Drivers of Business Value
#3 Improve Overall Level of Talent and Capabilities of IT Staff #3 Improve Overall Level of Talent and Capabilities of IT Staff
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#4 Improve Governance Processes and Oversight #4 Improve Governance Processes and Oversight
#5 Increase IT Budgets and Technology Spending #5 Increase IT Budgets and Technology Spending
#6 Replace IT Management with New Leadership #6 Replace IT Management with New Leadership
#7 Outsource Some or All Problem Areas to External Providers #7 Outsource Some or All Problem Areas to External Providers
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#8 Eliminate Any Central IT Group Beyond Basic Services #8 Eliminate Any Central IT Group Beyond Basic Services
#9 Centralize and Consolidate All Technology-Related Activities into IT Group #9 Centralize and Consolidate All Technology-Related Activities into IT Group

Management consultancy McKinsey & Co. surveyed business executives from across functions to find out their attitudes about IT. One question asked what initiatives would be most important to improving IT performance. More than 738 executives responded, and the results were published in late March. McKinsey’s takeaway: “Surprisingly, more IT executives than business leaders see changing IT leadership as a priority to improve IT performance.” Here are McKinsey’s top nine initiatives to improve IT performance based on the results.

 

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